Asheville Art Museum

Log Number: ST-03-18-0004-18

The Asheville Art Museum will conserve the museum's Black Mountain College (BMC) Collection, which contains historical materials and creative works by students and teachers who attended BMC during its operation from 1933-1957. The most at-risk items in the collection include Ray Johnson letters; drawings, text, prints, paintings, and sculpture from the Lorna Halper estate; administrative documents, bulletins, and publications and performance programs; paintings by other significant Black Mountain College artists include Rene Pinchuk, Kenneth Noland, Jorge Frick, and Richard Lloyd Andrews; and furniture from one of the founding families of BMC made by Mary "Molly" Gregory, head of the BMC woodworking program. The project will conserve and stabilize the collection for future exhibits and research and increase public understanding and accessibility through digitization and exhibitions.